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BIRTHDAY KETO RECIPES

There are many things in life you can control. 

Your birthday is one of them. 

For example, that’s why I usually do some planning before that special day of the year.

Although my birthday is on the 6th of August, this time I celebrated it one day earlier, on the 5th.

Partly because Sunday is a day free of responsibilities for almost everyone.

Not to mention that there’s usually less activity on a Sunday so no one can get distracted by other less important things.

This makes Sunday a perfect day for having a birthday party.

The main difference from a conventional birthday party is that this party has no sugar. 

Of course, there are cakes, sweets, and cookies but they are all without sugar. 

And no, it doesn’t have honey, agave syrup or any of that shit which still messes up your health. 

You might have heard of this type of eating before. 

Some might think of it as Atkins. 

But to make it more accurate and easy to understand, you could call it low carb or better said, keto.

WHAT IS KETO

 

For anyone who doesn’t know, a ketogenic diet is a diet that minimizes foods high in carbohydrates.

It actually removes most of them completely. 

That makes foods such as grains, rice, bread,  most of the fruits and anything containing sugar a big no-no. 

However, removing all of these foods leaves room for more nutritious and healthy foods.

Did you know that there are sweeteners you could eat at an equal amount of 10 kg of sugar without any negative impact on your health? 

That wouldn’t really work with plain old sugar, which I guess wouldn’t be used that much by the biggest companies in the world if it weren’t that addictive and cheap to manufacture. 

Therefore, the sweeteners I used in this particular case are my 2 favorites one, which are both safe, healthy and have little to no calories. 

The 2 sweeteners I’m talking about is erythritol and liquid stevia

For more information on them, you can simply Google them since it would be too much to cover and I wouldn’t do them justice.

The only thing I want to tell you is that if you like sweet things, especially if you like to sweeten your tea or coffee, the “keto sweeteners” are magic. 

Erythritol is actually good for your teeth and stevia has been shown to be a powerhouse on its own. 

Eating sweets and getting healthier? 

Now that’s some breaking news. 

Now, let’s have a look at the recipes. 

KETO DESSERT RECIPES

 

What I looked for is mainly recipes that have in them my favorite ingredients for keto desserts. 

Of course, I did take into account that everyone might have a different taste, so diversity is always a good thing. 

These 10 ingredients are my favorite for keto dessert recipes :

  • Eggs 
  • Coconut flour 
  • Cocoa powder 
  • Protein powder 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Butter 
  • Cream cheese 
  • Heavy whipping cream 
  • Eritrythol 
  • Stevia 

They are easy to find, you don’t have to make a loan at the bank and you can eat more of them than you would be able to with conventional sweets. 

That sounds like a pretty good deal, isn’t it?

PLANNING KETO RECIPES

Usually, I like simplicity so I just wrote the recipes on a piece of paper. 

Since most recipes on the internet use imperial units (cups and ounces), I convert them to metric units (grams).

That’s more convenient here in Europe.

Depending on where you live, it might be your case as well.

Below is an image with the recipes on a paper.

Ignore the small spots, this picture was taken after I used it. 

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TIME EFFICIENCY

 

As I said, writing all recipes on one piece of paper is probably the most convenient way to simplify the process. 

It’s also helpful to write temperatures and cooking time in order to know in what order you would want to put them in the oven. 

No one would want to put the most time-consuming dessert first and then just wait there looking at the clock, with the other sweets standing in line to get their turn. 

By using a few colors I also ordered the ingredients so I’d have a good idea of what is mixed with what and at what point in the cooking process. 

I will add a link to the original recipe for each one in case you want more details. Here I will only post a simplified version with the ingredients and then you can pick which one you want to find more about. 

In the end, I made 9/11 recipes from that piece of paper and another 3 recipes from last year’s list. (no surprise I made a similar game plan) 

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#1 Breakfast Bundt Cake

Ingredients:

  • 150g protein powder
  • 32g coconut flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 112g butter
  • 180g erythritol
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120 ml mineral water (instead of flax milk)

Verdict:

This one was really dry so it couldn’t be eaten alone. At least not if you want something that can be swallowed easily.

Thus, I recommend putting some liquid into so it can absorb it.

What I did was mix some lemon juice, stevia, and water and then just put some over it. It will get softer.

This one was really dense.

It’s difficult to eat too much of it, especially on its own.

Original recipe

#2 Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 56g coconut flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 108g erythritol
  • 2.5g cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g zucchini

Frosting

  • 200g cream cheese
  • 50g erythritol
  • 15g cocoa powder

Verdict:

From what I remember, everyone really liked this cake.

Who would guess zucchini can be so good?

But honestly, the flavors made most of the work as far as taste goes. The zucchini mainly gave it some bulk.

Since the eggs don’t have to be separated, it’s a pretty straightforward process and it can be prepared fast.

The only thing that is somewhat time-consuming is draining the zucchini.

Original recipe

#3 Vegan Protein Brownie

Ingredients:

  • 350 ml warm water
  • 130g peanut butter
  • 90g protein powder
  • 32g cocoa powder
  • 45g erythritol
  • 14g coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Verdict:

Everything with some protein powder in it is fine by me.

That’s mostly because protein is more beneficial to the body than fat.

Since the peanut butter was crunchy you could see the small pieces of peanuts, but only at the bottom, due to it growing.

No wonder, with 2 teaspoons of baking powder.

Overall, this was really good and surprisingly, quite dense.

Original recipe

#4 Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 250g peanut butter
  • 90g erythritol
  • 1 egg

Verdict:

No doubt, this might have been the easiest to prepare.

However, it had to stay in the oven for a few minutes and they crumbled.

But I need to tell you something, these cookies are really hard.

As with most of the sweets, you can’t just eat the whole plate. (fortunately)

Original recipe

#5 Flourless Keto Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

  • 200g dark chocolate (80%+ cocoa)
  • 100g butter
  • 100 ml cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 56g erythritol

Verdict:

This one was the “forgotten cake”.

I noticed it just after everyone left the party.

If you look at the ingredients it’s probably one of those sweets you’d call “fat bombs”.

It’s really hard and dense.

Depending on what dark chocolate you use, it can have a really strong taste.

It can stand on its own without any problems, just don’t eat the whole cake alone.

Original recipe

#6 Low Carb Lemon Tart

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 100g coconut flour
  • 45g olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp stevia

Lemon Filling

  • zest from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice from 5 lemons
  • 4 tsp stevia
  • 40g butter
  • 30g olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks

Verdict:

This might be the dark horse of the party.

Just 3 people tasted it (including me).

And no one liked it enough, except me.

Something went wrong with the taste of the lemon filling.

It might be the lemons or the olive oil. One of them probably didn’t like the heat.

Something didn’t go well and it had some kind of metallic taste.

To be honest, this tart might actually be the healthiest sweet among all of them.

That’s because it probably has the most healthy compounds in it, taking into account, the eggs, the olive oil, the butter and the lemons.

It didn’t get a lot of love, but it gets some of my respect since the original recipe was made by Rhonda Patrick and it’s health benefits are 100% guaranteed.

Original recipe

#7 Baked Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 450g cream cheese
  • 400g HWC
  • 5 eggs
  • 100g erythritol

Verdict:

The baked cheesecake was the superstar of the party.

It got the most love out of all of them.

And I can’t deny its dominance with the texture it had.

It’s probably the softest one from the list.

I’m pretty sure the only reason why a small part of it still remained intact is that no one wanted to be the one finishing it.

If you want something you’ll definitely enjoy, make this one.

#8 Coconut Flakes Fat Bombs

Ingredients:

  • 200g coconut flakes
  • 75g butter
  • 50g erythritol
  • vanilla extract
  • 40g coconut cream (similar in texture to coconut oil)

Verdict:

Ok, the idea behind the coconut flakes fat bombs was initially different.

However, they weren’t going to become anything on their own, since they wouldn’t stick together to form small coconut balls.

Since they wouldn’t form small balls, I had to sprinkle it over other sweets.

For anyone who likes the taste of coconut, this was still a tasty combination.

It didn’t go as expected but who cares.

The coconut flakes attended the party.

Original recipe

#9 No-Bake Cheesecake 

Ingredients:

  • 460 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 300g cream cheese (didn’t notice I have more than this in the fridge)
  • 150g erythritol
  • Lemon extract

Verdict:

Too much heavy whipping cream and not enough cream cheese in my opinion.

Unfortunately, it didn’t get hard enough to be able to eat it.

So we just put it in the freezer and left it for the next day.

Original recipe

#10 Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

Ingredients:

Base

  • 115g cream cheese
  • 25g sour cream
  • 60g whipping cream
  • 50g erythritol

Ganache:

  • 60g dark chocolate (80%+ cocoa)
  • 120g heavy whipping cream

Verdict:

This was limited to a few cups, but if my little cousin liked it so much that she ate around 3-4 cups on her own.

You can imagine how good it was.

There’s not much to be said about this recipe except the fact that you should probably make it since you just need to freeze it.

#11 Peanut Butter Cups in Easy Squares

Ingredients:

Base

  • 125g butter
  • 70g protein powder
  • 100g erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp stevia extract
  • 125g peanut butter

Topping:

  • 130g baking chocolate
  • 32g peanut butter

Verdict:

This is hard as a rock.

But if you like peanut butter, it’s one of the best sweets to take the secondary role, next to a softer dessert.

It has a strong peanut butter taste so it can be easily combined with something soft to create an ultimate combination.

The only question you need to ask yourself regarding this recipe is the following:

Do you like peanut butter?

If no, make other recipes.

If yes, do it!

Original recipe

#12 Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

Ingredients:

  • 60g peanut butter
  • 52g butter
  • 28g baking chocolate
  • 8g cocoa powder
  • sweetener
  • vanilla extract 

Verdict:

As you can see, I bought enough peanut butter. Crunchy peanut butter that is.

Since these to do not need baking, you just mix them up and put them in squares.

Sounds simple enough?

Well, that’s because it really is.

Original recipe

#13 Extras

Since you never know who likes what specifically, I made these 3 different bowls of cream cheese with some sweetener and each of them had one particular extract.

The 3 extracts I picked were:

  1. Lemon
  2. Orange
  3. Rum

Ingredients:

  • 150g cream cheese
  • A few drops of stevia
  • Lemon/Orange/Rum extract

Verdict:

They were a nice addition but if we look at who ate them on the day of the birthday party and on the next day, it was probably…

Around 75% me.

It might be due to the fact that I rarely eat this type of creamy cheese. It has around 4g of carbs / 100g, so I usually don’t really have it in my day to day menu.

FINAL THOUGHTS

If you think everything went according to plan…

You’re right.

The goal was to prepare enough keto recipes and I was able to do just that.

How much time and effort I had to put in was less important.

I made all of these recipes one day before the birthday party.

I started on Saturday at around 6 PM and finished at midnight.

That is around 6 hours.

Plus 1 hour on Sunday to prepare the “peanut butter cups in easy squares” recipe, the creamy cheese mixture and finally, I cracked a coconut and put its contents in a bowl.

That’s all for the keto extravaganza.

If you liked any of these recipes, please let me know.

Maybe you want to try something out.

If there’s anything on your mind, don’t be shy, you have the comment box down below ⇩⇩⇩ Promise I won’t bite ⇩⇩⇩